Intel Core Duo tested on a Desktop PC

Posted on Tuesday, April 18 2006 @ 22:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report checks out one of Intel's mobile Core Duo processors on the Asus N4L-VM DH motherboard:
Despite its new pin layout, the Core Duo's transition to the desktop has been eased considerably by the success of Pentium M desktop boards and by the inclusion of the Core Duo in a non-mobile role as part of Intel's Viiv platform for home theater PCs. The Viiv platform requires a dual-core Intel processor, and obviously, Core Duo is a more attractive prospect for system builders looking to produce a quiet PC for the living room than the hotter, power-hungry Pentium D. A number of motherboard makers have announced mobos for the Core Duo, many of them designed to fit into the mini-ATX form factor and bristling with the ports needed for driving home-theater-class audio and video equipment..
You can read their full article over here.

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